260.264 Vegitation, architecture and space
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018S, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

This course provides for studends of architecture basic knowledge of plants and their applications, and shows how vegetation can be used in various planning tasks for both urban settings and open landscapes. A focus of the course is the provision of practice-oriented insights on different types of plants, their role in open space design and their different uses. A main topic is the selection of plants for specific sites, as well as consequences with regard to care and maintenace. Insights on the potential role of vegetation in planning projects are also fostered by observing changing vegetation patterns between seasons and over the years.

Subject of course

In addition to a broad introduction to open space design and vegetation planning, different plant groups such as treees, shrubs, hedges, climbing plants, perennials, and grasses are introduced und discussed in the context of practical application examples. Covered topics are, inter alia, suited tree species for extreme sites along roads, plant selection for rooftops and green facades, tree protection, general guidelines of plant usage and the analysis of vegetation plans. The course is augmented by practical excursions to the botanical garden Vienna and the school garden in Kagran (Vienna).

Additional information


The kick-off meeting of the module "Freiraum und Landschaft" is on the 6th of March 2018 starting at 09:00.

1st lecture: 06th march 2018

More information may be found at http://www.landscape.tuwien.ac.at/



Examination modalities

Vegetation plan and either a presentation or a written exam.

More details on the required vegetation plan is given in the lecture.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
19.02.2018 08:00 28.02.2018 12:00 17.03.2018 22:00

Registration modalities

Bei einer Absolvierung des gesamten Moduls "Freiraum und Landschaft" ist die Anmeldung in der LVA 261.106 "Modul Freiraum und Landschaft" erforderlich.


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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